Dugout Discussion

Zaha misses out as Palace face attacking Arsenal XI: FPL Gameweek 8 team news

In the final match of Gameweek 8, Arsenal host Crystal Palace at the Emirates Stadium.

Kick-off is at 20:00 BST.

Mikel Arteta makes just one change from Gameweek 7, as Nicolas Pepe (£7.1m) replaces Albert Sambi Lakonga (£4.9m) in an attack-minded starting XI.

He joins Martin Odegaard (£5.5m), Emile Smith Rowe (£5.4m), Bukayo Saka (£6.4m) and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (£9.9m) in the forward positions.

Gabriel Martinelli (£5.2m), who was a doubt heading into the game, is named as a substitute, with Granit Xhaka (£4.9m) a long-term absentee with knee ligament damage.

As for Palace, Wilfried Zaha (£7.0m) misses out completely, with Christian Benteke (£6.3m) taking his place alongside Odsonne Edouard (£6.5m) in attack.

Conor Gallagher (£5.7m) – who is owned by 7.8% of FPL managers – features in midfield, ahead of Joel Ward (£4.5m), Joachim Andersen (£4.5m), Marc Guehi (£4.5m) and Tyrick Mitchell (£4.5m) at the back. 


GAMEWEEK 8 LINE-UPS

Arsenal XI: Ramsdale, Tomiyasu, White, Gabriel, Tierney, Partey, Odegaard, Smith Rowe, Pepe, Saka, Aubameyang

Subs: Leno, Lacazette, Maitland-Niles, Holding, Cedric, Tavares, Sambi Lokonga, Elneny, Martinelli

C Palace XI: Guaita, Ward, Guehi, Andersen, Mitchell, Milivojevic, McArthur, Gallagher, Ayew, Edouard, Benteke

Subs: Butland, Tomkins, Olise, Kouyate, Hughes, Mateta, Schlupp, Clyne, Kelly


avfc82 https://fantasy.premierleague.com/entry/818/history”

1,118 Comments Post a Comment
  1. SINGH
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    BEN WHITE ASSIST

    TRIPLE CAPTAIN LOCKED

    1. HonestBlatter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Martinelli touch before

  2. BeWater
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Was that a White assist?

  3. DavidBadWillie
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 16 days ago

    White assist

  4. Danstoke82
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Oh my days talk about dramatic. That’s what happens when you sit back for that long

  5. Super Saints
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Tonight was huge for me with none of my rivals owning White ESR or Gallagher!

  6. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Martinelli touch after White shot?

    1. Super Saints
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Most likely, no way one of my players gets a return

    2. Duke Silver ☑
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Looked like it to me.

  7. HonestBlatter
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Laca goal Martinelli assy

  8. Ginkapo FPL
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    White assist! Get in all the Arsenal assets

    1. *Reformed-Character*
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      open your eyes monkey...

  9. GROBARI
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 16 days ago

    This isnt White assist,it was deflected

    1. GROBARI
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Martinelli assist needs to be

  10. Bobby Digital
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    No assist

  11. fusen
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    As a White owner, I don't think that is his assist.

    1. HonestBlatter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Martinelli or no assist

  12. Duke Silver ☑
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Did it come off Martinelli before hitting the keeper?

  13. Deulofail
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    None of my 3 Arses involved.
    Jammy White owners.

    1. Deulofail
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Oooh I take it back.
      White owners getting what they deserve for picking the 7th best Arsenal FPL asset

  14. Lindelol
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Wow Rudiger back in Training

    1. *Reformed-Character*
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      dial up?

    2. La Roja
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Source?

    3. Salah’s Sonnet
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Pigeon messenger?

  15. Forza Papac
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Did it hit martinelli or the defender?

  16. pingissimus
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    It goes against all known FPL lore but Palace attack is worth a very serious look. imo it's only going to get better.

    Strip out GW10 fixture and Palace are top 3 or so in the ticker for the next 12 game weeks. This result and performance is no one off. They battered Leicester really and Brighton got off lightly too.

    Who to get? Tipped Edouard and Olise earlier today 🙂 Really a question of whether you prefer Mbeumo and Toney at same price points.

    1. Super Saints
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      I went Gallagher, not gone well

    2. Ginkapo FPL
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Palace are spreading around the goals which means they arent worth it

    3. F4L
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      do you think Edouard will eventually become number #1 striker, or will he be sharing starts with Benteke all season?

      1. pingissimus
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        He is clearly number one striker.

        Tekkers plays today only because Zaha was out. Banging goal I thought and got close to a really good one against Leicester. Has serious form as a goal getter of course. He will likely get lion's share of goals but also has assists in him. Toney has pens in his favour but that is all that swings it imo.

        Right how you're buying potential. Palace are still a project team but each performance is one step up and creativity is rising.

        Check the fixture run

        1. F4L
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          cheers. Yeah Edouard really peaks my interest, think it's between him and Zaha for Palace attacker in FPL but Zaha is still playing a bit too far away from the penalty box for my liking.

          You make a good comparison with Toney, kinda tempted just to get both, no 7-8mil forward bar Antonio is looking worth their price tag atm so might as well go cheaper.

          1. pingissimus
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            Reckon Edouard trumps Zaha - certainly for value if 0.5 means anything.

            As you say Zaha is wide - though still getting into inside left slot - but Edouard is the natural finisher. The FPL problem with Zaha is his really low assist rate - he doesn't tick over.

            Also worth noting that Eze is reasonably close now and that could take a bit away from Zaha too. It certainly did last season as less play was automatically channelled through him.

            1. F4L
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 16 days ago

              cheers again 🙂 Yes loved the look of Eze last season as well, definitely an exciting time to be a Palace fan!

  17. Wild Guus Chase
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    White assist?

    1. Duke Silver ☑
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Doesn't look like it.

    2. Nanoelektronicar
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Not sure it's him or Martineli.

  18. diesel001
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    White assist or Martinelli assist?

    Looked like it hit Martinelli, which wrong-footed the GK

  19. Dammit_182
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Well….twice I’ve watched palace lose it In injury time. Ugh.

    • Gunneryank
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Holy Macaroni!

      • EWH2020
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Surely a white assist. Touch off martinelli didn't change direction

        1. Bubz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          If it had gone in off Martinelli it would be a Martinelli goal not a White goal

        2. Fitzy.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Surely you know the assist rules

      • Super Saints
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Oh FFS you can't be serious

      • have you seen cyan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        hopefully white doesnt get that

        1. Salah’s Sonnet
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Be disgraceful if so

      • SINGH
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Cockteta OUT

      • Random Name
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        You can't write this. LACAZETEEEEEEEE

      • NateDog
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Down as Martinelli assist at the minute on FPL

      • Dušan Citizen
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Just came to see where is the smartest Maximus Bonus Pointus or whatever he is called who said I know nothing about football when I said that Arsenal next 4 opponets starting with Palace are at least on the same level or even stronger than Arsenal. 🙂

        Hope you enjoyed that clean sheet, mate.

        1. Gunneryank
            1 month, 16 days ago

            Oh snap. But Max is the smartest one here. He said so.

            1. Dušan Citizen
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 16 days ago

              Oh yeah, everything he says is 100% true 😆

          • Ginkapo FPL
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            Bruno must own. No
            Shaw essential. No
            Armstrong epic value. No
            Madness to sell Antonio. No

            Why do people still listen?

            1. Dušan Citizen
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 16 days ago

              True.

            2. Riverside Red
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 16 days ago

              It's not just me that Max has a lot to learn...is he a casual in disguise

          • ktk_interista
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            Agreed. They won't keep a CS before Watford

            1. Dušan Citizen
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 16 days ago

              Pretty sure. People were blinded because they kept clean sheets against 3 probably the worst attacking teams, and beside that fact, they should have conceded at least 2 goals against Norwich and Brighton.

        2. Sun Jihai
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Assist given to Martinelli on the FPL site

        3. Rainer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Martinelli last touch.

          White did have that type of shot twice today, clearly worked on, promise for owners.

        4. Forza Papac
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Martinelli assist given